Summary: I have had similar experiences of this model with everyone else here who has posted review. This unit is a pleasure to look at, a very big screen and the graphics makes other brands look like cheap toys. The extra functionalities such as split screen and branded POI are nice touches.
Summary: So I am in the market to get a GPS unit for my car, so after reading some mixed reviews about the Sony NV-U73 I decided to try it out for myself. Now I am a Sony fanboy so I was hoping that this product would do very well for me, especially since it was on sale at the local Radio Shack.
Summary: I had been leaning towards a Garmin nuvi when I first read about this unit, and after doing some research decided to give it a try. I must say that I really liked it for the first few days when I was playing with all the gimmicks that I haven't used before (my friend has a nuvi 350) like the split...
Summary: Long story short. In looking for a GPS I researched and tried Garmin, Magellan and TomTom. I then decided I needed a GarTomGellan. I thought I found it in this Sony unit. The screen is beautiful, the best in the industry.
Summary: This is a nice unit and the electronics are great for the current price. Make sure you run the firmware update for the unit and the software update for your computer. However, Sony support is serious lacking. The map mine came with (bought Jan 09) if from 2007.
Summary: OK, I read reviews here and I have a chance because this is my first GPS buy. First weeks I was excited with new possibilities which GPS gives you. Maybe 1st or 2nd week I would come here and put 5 stars but after real life test we ended up on 2. After 2 months I simply realized that is not for me.